Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sleepover, Part 2

Yesterday Sam and Hannah spent the night as the reciprocal part of Dylan and Sadie sleeping over at their house last weekend. Here are the boys this morning thoroughly engrossed in something on TV. It actually was a pretty rough night of sleep for a few of us, but not for Sam and Hannah. Dylan woke up crying at about midnight and after 10 minutes of trying to calm him in his room, I finally brought him into our room, where he ended up falling asleep. Sam and Hannah were sleeping in his room and were apparently unfazed by the racket. (This morning they claimed to have not heard a thing!) I read a study once that had something to do with alarms sounding in the middle of the night (ie. a smoke detector) and kids sleeping right through the noise, but waking instantly to the voice of a parent. I guess you can add the sound of a 2 year old waking and crying in fright for over 10 minutes to the list of noises that WON'T wake children. So Dylan (who hasn't spent the night in our room once since he was a 6 week old infant) ended his sleepover in our bed, while I ended mine on the couch. Who knew a two year old could actually kick me out of my own bed? He is quite the wild sleeper.

Later today, Dylan was "helping" me unload the dishwasher, and headed outside for some BP with his new found bat and helmet. All in all, Dylan and Sadie had a great day with their cousins and we hope Titi and Big Guy had some good time for themselves!

Monday, September 24, 2007

A Day of Anniversaries

Sadie is 8 months old today! Happy Month-a-versary!! We celebrated with lasagna dinner (as you can see by the sauce on Dylan's face) and chocolate chip cookies. Sadie had bananas with rice cereal and a teething biscuit. I guess the celebration was tastier for us, but she doesn't look like she minds too much! Here are couple more pics of our little bug just being cute and acting like an 8 month old!

This past week she has begun to act like she could crawl any day now! She scoots around the floor like a marine, but she hasn't quite gotten up on her knees and really moved yet. I will get some video of her "crawling" on here soon.

The other anniversary of the day is my dad. Happy Birthday Grandpa! Our whole family celebrated yesterday having breakfast together. Out of respect for the elderly, I won't tell you his age, but he was 30 when I was born, so if you know when my birthday is, you know how old he is today!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sleepover! (or date night for Mom & Dad)

Sadie had her first sleepover last night, and for Dylan it was the first for quite a while (I think since before Sadie was born!). They stayed over at Katie and Pat's (Titi & Uncle Big Guy) with their cousins Sam & Hannah. Sadie actually DIDN'T cry (she seems to be going through a phase of separation anxiety lately) when we left and Dylan had fun hanging out with his cousins, watching a movie, and staying up a little late like a big kid. Scott and I got to have dinner at a restaurant with a wait to get a table, hang out in the bar and talk while waiting, and take our time eating. We actually stayed out past 10:00pm (I know, that still seems a little early), but the most important part of the sleepover is that we were still in bed sleeping at 8:00am this morning!!! Thanks for taking care of our kiddos so we could have some grownup time, Hobbs-Goodman family!

Thursday, September 20, 2007


When Sadie was a new, needy infant, I remember thinking how hard it was to have 2 kids. Each time I had to put Dylan's needs off because the baby needed me more, I wondered how scarred he would be. I wondered how this new child would ever fit into the family routines that we had created around Dylan or what new routines would be created for the both of them together. It seemed as though he would never get a chance to appreciate what having a sibling would mean to him. Well, we have obviously made it through the trying "newbornness" of Sadie and it completely floors and amazes me to watch the two of them together today; to hear them laugh together with pure and genuine joy. Sadie is completely enamoured with her big brother and cannot take her eyes off of him. He is so proud that he can do silly little things to make her laugh out loud. It fills my heart to watch them play with each other and to hear Dylan say (in his two-year-old way), "I make Sadie happy. I so happy too!" Here are a few pics of the two happy siblings!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Family Secrets

Welcome to our family blog, where I will try to keep you updated on the goings on in the Williams' household. I have decided to indulge my secret addiction to blogs by creating my own. It will be a great way to stay connected to family and friends both near and far. Hope you enjoy!